Analysis of two characteristics, teased from abstracts at the world's better atom smasher, aligns with theories that the assay is a Higgs, say scientists from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
"The basic after-effects with the abounding 2012 abstracts set are arresting and to me it is bright that we are ambidextrous with a Higgs boson, admitting we still accept a continued way to go to apperceive what affectionate of Higgs boson it is," says Joe Incandela, agent for the CMS agreement at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The abstracts was presented at the Moriond Conference in La Thuile, Italy.
In theory, a Higgs boson should accept aught spin, a admeasurement of momentum.
And adequation - a admeasurement of how its mirror angel behaves in breakthrough physics - should be positive.
Having analysed mountains of data, scientists at the CMS and ATLAS abstracts say they accept scrutinised altered options for the new particle.
"These all adopt no circuit and absolute parity," say CERN scientists.
"This, accompanying with the abstinent interactions of the new atom with added particles, acerb indicates that it is a Higgs boson," they say.
Further assay is necessary, however, to affirm that this is the Higgs boson accepted in the Standard Model of atom physics, or whether it is some added type.
Finding the Higgs would ample a massive gap in the Standard Model, which describes the forces, particles and interactions that comprise the Universe.
In theory, the Higgs exists as an airy field, interacting with added particles to accommodate them mass. Without it, bodies and all added joined-up atoms in the Universe would not exist.
Last July, scientists said they were assured they had begin the atom but cautioned on the charge for added analysis. Two-and-a-half times added abstracts has by now been scrutinised, said CERN.
The LHC, straddling the bound amid Switzerland and France, shut down endure ages for a two-year revamp.